Located in Carroll, Iowa, Accura Healthcare of Carroll is one of just three available nursing homes in the area. With an overall grade of B-, this appears to be a middle of the road nursing home. You can definitely do worse than this nursing home. The best part of this facility's report card is is its inspection reports. Inspection reports are discussed in the next paragraph.
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Accura Healthcare of Carroll
- Nursing Home
- Independent Living
- Assisted Living
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Reese
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Diabetes Management
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
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Registered Staff Hours
We want to point out that this nursing home outperformed its overall score in the category of inspections. In fact, it received an excellent inspection report this year. As a result, we gave it one of our best grades in this category with an A-. Arguably the most critical factor we look at in determining our inspection scores is deficiencies. These deficiencies are found on a facility's inspection reports. Places with better scores in this category most likely dodged the most severe deficiencies involving things like patient abuse. Fortunately, although this place had some minor dings on its inspection report, it had zero severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are ones found in categories G through L. This means that the government inspectors didn't deem any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient health or safety. The fact that none of the deficiencies were severe made us feel better about this inspection report.
Short-term Care Quality
In addition, we gave this facility a grade of B in our short-term care category. This is one of our more favorable grades. Our short-term care scores are considered to be more important for folks needing a nursing home for rehabilitation. Rehabilitation generally requires more skilled nursing. Skilled nursing means not just nursing services, but also physical and respiratory therapy, as well as other variations of therapy. Fortunately, it appear that this facility employs registered nurses. Not all nursing homes employs these skilled professionals. On the other hand, according to the information they provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. Finally, we assessed the number of patients who were able to return to the community from this facility. We found that 5.6 percent of this facility's patients returned home.
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This nursing home also received a strong nursing grade. In fact, we awarded it a grade of B in that category, which is one of our better scores. Nursing grades are based in large part on levels of nurse staffing. This nursing home provides 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Lastly, we also assessed some nursing quality-based metrics in determining our nursing grades. This nursing home performed very well when it comes to minimizing its residents' major falls and pressure ulcers. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.
Long-term Care Quality
This facility's worst category is long-term care, which is the final area we analyzed. In this area, we awarded this nursing home a grade of just D. In a long-term care environment, the facility's primary objective is to maintain residents' quality of life and keep them safe. In addition to assessing the amount of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we analyzed the number of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This nursing home vaccinated 100 percent of its residents, which is more than most nursing homes. Surprisingly, this nursing home was able to keep its residents out of the hospital. It had only 0 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days. Sadly, some of its other scores in the category were not as favorable as these.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Accura Healthcare of Carroll Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Accura Healthcare of Carroll, 2.35% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percent of residents who sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, which are also referred to as bed sores, are often the result of residents not being moved frequently enough. Better nursing care limits the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain pressure ulcers.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Accura Healthcare of Carroll, 4.2% of Patients had Serious Falls
This figure is a measure of the percentage of long-term residents who have suffered a fall which resulted in major injury. This is one of the statistics we use in calculating nursing grades.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Accura Healthcare of Carroll, 0.71% of Patients had UTIs
This is the percentage of residents who suffered from a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are often the result of facilities with lower levels of hygiene. Better nursing care can reduce the number of UTI's sustained by residents in a nursing home. Note that this metric is affected by by the fact that facilities have different reporting standards for UTI's.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Accura Healthcare of Carroll, 11.19% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This figure gauges the percent of long-term stay residents taking antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic medications play an important role in caring for many residents, it is important to make sure these medications are being used only where medically required. In limited situations, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may suggest that a facility is using these drugs to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Accura Healthcare of Carroll, 11.63% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is the percent of residents given antianxiety drugs. These drugs are prescribed to residents experiencing depression and anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Accura Healthcare of Carroll, 0% of Patients
This is the percent of residents who are showing symptoms of depression. Higher levels of depression could indicate a lower level of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Accura Healthcare of Carroll, 100% of Patients
This indicates the percentage of patients that received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Accura Healthcare of Carroll, 13.18% of Patients
This is the percent of patients that needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Accura Healthcare of Carroll, 11.14% of Residents
This metric tracks the percentage of long-term stay residents who maintained mobility. Some argue that mobility is important for patients physical and mental health.
In Accura Healthcare of Carroll, 0.57 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
Measures the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of patient care. Avoiding hospitalizations is key to preserving the physical health of nursing home patients.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Accura Healthcare of Carroll, 11.14% of Residents Rehospitalized
This tells you the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Accura Healthcare of Carroll, 17.11% of Patients
This datapoint measures the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Accura Healthcare of Carroll, 83.13% of Resident
This datapoint measures the percentage of short-term stay patients that experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Many in the industry argue this is a reliable measure of rehabilitation performance.
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